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Claudia Sousa Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Portuguese Primatology and Wildlife Sciences
*The 2020 call for applications is now open*
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YouTube Video "Intelligence Trade-off Hypothesis" has reached 1 million viewers.

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The doctral thesis of the previous exchange student Gabriela Bezerra de Melo Daly (from Ecole normale superieure) received "Mentions speciales du jury" of Prix de These PSL (Universite de recherche Paris Sciences et Lettres) SHS (sciences humaines et sociales) 2019
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Graduate student, Jie Gao, received the 2018 Kyoto University President's Award.
Category: Scholarship
Citation: Ms. Jie Gao studied whether chimpanzee can understand the circular relationship like Rock-Paper-Scissors Game, compared with human children, and got the idea that there might be some differences in the perception of "body" between humans and chimpanzees. She is currently going on unique studies of "perception of the upside-down body". These studies were highly evaluated in Japan as well as internationally, and she has won a total of nine awards, including the award of Journal "Primates" 2018 Social Impact Award.
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Matsuzawa Welcomes Michael Stevens
Professor Matsuzawa got interviewed for a YouTube Premium science documentary program called "Mind Field," which is hosted by educator Mr Michael Stevens, known for his another YouTube channel VSauce.
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L&I Students won presentation award at the 10th International Symposium on Primatology and Wildlife Science

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Yuri Kawaguchi (a L&I Student) won second place in '発表奨励賞 (the award for young psychologists)' at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Animal Psychology.
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Primates Social Impact Award 2018 Goes to Gao Jie (a L&I Student)
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Ai's Scarf Award 2018
In Celebration of the First Ever World Chimpanzee Day
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Professor Matsuzawa's work was featured in the June issue (n°856) of the monthly French magazine "Sciences et Avenir."

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Interview in Magazine "TERRA MATER"
Professor Matsuzawa's long interview became available in the February issue titled "WIR AFFEN" of the German-language magazine "TERRA MATER," which has been bimonthly published by the Red Bull Media. This journal is also available in e-paper format via the iTunes and the Google Play Store.

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The 1st Inuyama Cognition & Behavior Meeting (ICBM-1)
Date: January 6-7, 2018 Location: Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
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Dr Jane Goodall to be awarded the 2017 Cosmos Prize.

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Chimpanzee Puchi passed away.

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[NEW VIDEO] Chimpanzee Cleo charging to chimpanzee stimuli on the screen (Chimpanzee Anecdote Series)

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The 40th anniversary of the Ai Project: the commemorative gift is a silk scarf painted by Ai the chimpanzee

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Chimpanzee Ayumu's numeral task was featured in the French science magazine "Science & Vie Junior Hors-séries"

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50th Anniversary Symposium of Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University - Past, present, and future of primatology

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"Maasai Mara" Exhibition: in celebration of Anup's latest book 'THE MARA'
 
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Dr Susana Carvalho Awarded the 2016 Philip Leverhulme Prizes.

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Dr. Matsuzawa to Give a Talk at The Royal Society, London

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Free Online Course "Origins of the Human Mind" Given by Dr. Tetsuro Matsuzawa (Powered by edX)

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Kyoto Students Meet Dr. Jane Goodall: Special Seminar by the World-renowned Primatologist

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Springer Select "The story of how a touch screen helped a paralyzed chimp walk again"

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Revival of the '(re)brand-new' journal Monkey, in celebration of 60th anniversary of the Japan Monkey Centre

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Primate Archaeology: An Evolutionary Context for the Emergence of Technology
The meeting of the PRIMARCH project entitled "Primate Archaeology: An Evolutionary Context for the Emergence of Technology" will be held in Oxford on 27-28 June 2016. Professor Matsuzawa will give a talk on the second day of the meeting (28th of June).
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Dr. Tetsuro Matsuzawa Will Give a Talk Entitled 'Viewing the Human Mind Through the Study of Chimpanzees' on June 24 at University of Oxford

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Primatologists in Discussion. The Netherlands meets Japan

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Prof. Matsuzawa to have a talk in Sorbonne on Jan. 07

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Prof. Matsuzawa Visits Sun Yat-sen University

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NIH to retire all research chimpanzees

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Prof. Matsuzawa to Give the Lecture in Guangdong (China) on Nov. 22

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The presidents of PTAs in Inuyama city, presidents of elementary and junior high schools in Inuyama, and the board of education of Inuyama visited PRI as an activity of assembly of PTA of Inuyama.

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Cláudia Video Archive
In honour of Dr Claudia Sousa, we share these videos to perpetuate her achievement in Primatology in Japan and Bossou, Guinea.
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Chimpanzees, Humans and Nature. The Legacy of Claudia Sousa

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Post-Conference Tour of ABAI's Eighth International Conference

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Pre-Conference Tour of ABAI's Eighth International Conference

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Intensive Lectures Given by Prof Matsuzawa

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31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016): Registration & Abstract Submission Started

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Martin et al. (2014)
Journal Scientific Reports announced the top ten articles that have gained the most online attention in the last two years , on its twitter. "Martin et al. (2014)" won the #7 of the list. Congratulation!
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Letter against a Chinese TV program "奇妙的朋友"
Professor Tetsuro Matsuzawa, the PRI Professor and the International Primatological Society President, posted a message protesting against a Chinese TV program "Wonderful Friend" where a baby chimpanzee and a baby orangutan are abused.
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Claudia Sousa Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Portuguese Primatology

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President's Corner from IPS Bulletin

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The 31st Congress of the Primate Society of Japan

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Tales from Gombe
Tales from Gombe
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Matsuzawa's Video Message for World Lemur Festival

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Eulogy, messages for Cláudia

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Ikuma Adachi received the JPA Awards for international Contributions to Psychology; Awards for Distinguished Early and Middle Career Contributions.

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Tetsuro Matsuzawa received the JPA International Contribution Award for Distinguished Research.
Tetsuro Matsuzawa received the JPA International Contribution Award for Distinguished Research.

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The 25 th Congress of the International Primatological Society

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The 10th Inuyama Comparative Social Cognition Symposium (iCS2-10)

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Four bonobos have arrived at Kumamoto Sanctuary

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The 9th Inuyama Comparative Social Cognition Symposium (iCS2-9) will be held on January 11-12, 2014.

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PWS Asula International Seminar, Series 2013-01 Kyoto

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PWS Asula International Seminar, Series 2013-01 Inuyama

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Professor Matsuzawa awarded from Japanese Government
Professor Tetsuro Matsuzawa received the prestigious award "Person of Cultural Merit (award for a person who has performed distinguished services in the field of culture)" from the Government of Japan.
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Professor Matsuzawa to Give the Lecture in India on November 23-27

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Symposium -Mind Reading: Human Origins and Theory of Mind-

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Chimps are making monkeys out of us

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Chimpanzee Reiko passed away on the 1st October, 2013.
Chimpanzee Reiko passed away on the 1st October, 2013. Her estimated age is 47 years old She was born in 1966 in Africa. Reiko was survived by her son, Reo.
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Another set of three "C"s: Chimpanzees, Conservation, and Care

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NIH to Retire Most Research Chimps

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"A Chimp's Point Of View" from Inside Science News

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The video clip for AAAS lecture "Ai and Ayumu" was open to the public
The 179th meeting of the AAAS was held in 14-18 Feb 2013 in Boston, USA. This video clip was open to the public in the symposium of "Breakthroughs in our understanding of primate cognition and pyshopathology". The speaker is Tetsruo Matsuzawa, PRI, Kyoto University.
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Released a Report from the Working Group on the Use of Chimpanzees in NIH-Supported Research.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a report from the Working Group on the Use of Chimpanzees in NIH-Supported Research. This report, titled "Council of Councils Working Group on the Use of Chimpanzees in NIH-Supported Research", from a working group of external agency advisers, concluded that“while the chimpanzee has been a valuable animal model in past research, most current use of chimpanzees for biomedical research is unnecessary.”
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President's Corner from IPS Bulletin

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IIAS Research Conference 2012 was Held on December 3-6, 2012
IIAS Research Conference 2012 "Evolutionary Origins of Human Mind" was held on December 3-6, 2012 at International Institute for Advanced Studies ( IIAS ) in Kyoto, Japan. It was a really fruitful conference that provided a platform for intimate interactions among top leading researchers and younger researchers.
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Dr. Christopher Flynn Martin Won the Best Poster Award at IIAS Research Conference 2012
Dr. Christopher Flynn Martin has received the award on December 3-6, 2012 at IIAS Research Conference 2012 "Evolutionary Origins of Human Mind", in Kyoto, Japan. His poster titled "Coordinated problem solving by chimpanzees in a shared numerical sequencing task" was coauthored by Dr. Dora Biro and Dr. Tetsuro Matsuzawa. Congratulations!
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Interview with Dr. Jane Goodall [The PrimateCast: A Podcast Brought to You by CICASP]

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A Special Lecture by Dr. Jane Goodall Will be Held on November 19 in Tokyo.
ジェーングドール氏 公開講演会『Reason for Hope』 開催
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Dr. Matsuzawa Will Have a Keynote Speech on the International Symposium "Cycle and Span of Sustainability"(27th of Oct.).

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Habitat use of wild chimpanzees in the area of the Green Corridor Project at Bossou...

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Reason for Hope - Special Lecture by Dr. Jane Goodall

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The 15th symposium of SAGA will be held from November 17-18, 2012 in Sapporo.

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What were they thinking? Studies reveal animal intellect.

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New Book "The Chimpanzees of Bossou and Nimba"

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SAGA14

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[New Book] Lonsdorf, et al. (Eds.): The mind of the chimpanzee

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5th International Inuyama Comparative Social Cognition Symposium

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International Workshop 2008 "Minds in the forest and under water: Comparative cognitive science on chimpanzees and dolphins"

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International Workshop 2008 "Frontiers of comparative cognitive developmental neuroscience"

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Dr. Henrike Moll's Lecture

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SAGA10 and HOPE symposium 2007

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Jane Goodall Symposium

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The Tokyo symposium 2007 by KUPRI “Evolutionary origins of humans and humanity”

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"Cognitive Development in Chimpanzees"

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"KANZI" & "PANBANISHA" painting

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"SARAH"painting

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The 8th SAGA symposium

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"WASHOE"painting

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"KOKO"painting

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"Primate Origins of Human Cognition and Behavior"

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Ayumu gets a coin as reward!

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Extension to the original structure

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Structure with 15 m high towers

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